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December 25, 2008

Further Reading: Seasonal Slaying - The 12 Horrors of Christmas Opens in new window

Thanks to Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol, the Yuletide season has long been associated with ghost stories -- often with hard-won uplift at the end, like Scrooge being reformed by pestering spectres or Jimmy Stewart terrified into affirming that It's a Wonderful Life after all. So, for those who still think Christmas fans should be buried at the crossroads with a sprig of holly through their hearts, here are Kim Newman's recommendations for a full holiday of horrors... More...

December 11, 2008

Further Reading: Remember the Song, Remember Town Without Pity? Opens in new window

Town Without Pity, a little-remembered 1961 courtroom drama with Kirk Douglas, inspired a much more familiar song of the same name. But what of the movie asks Kim Newman. More...

November 28, 2008

Further Reading: Take an Adventure in Space with Spaceflight IC-1 Opens in new window

Always unearthing rare gems, this week Kim Newman rediscovers a 1960s Brit sci-fi flick from Saturday morning TV. More...

October 30, 2008

Further Reading: Beat the Credit Crunch with Rollover Opens in new window

The credit crunch might be getting you down, but for a bargain price you can check out an eerily prophetic film about financial crisis, as Kim explores. More...

October 3, 2008

Further Reading: Marion Cotillard and Forest Whittaker in Abel Ferrara's Mary Opens in new window

As the NFT in London prepares a Juliette Binoche season, Kim looks at Abel Ferrara's Mary which also stars Marion Cotillard and Forest Whittaker. More...

September 19, 2008

Further Reading: Making Waves as Die Welle Arrives Opens in new window

Kim compares and contrasts two versions of the same story as a German version of the story prepares for UK cinemas. More...

September 7, 2008

Further Reading: Superman's Musical Moment in It's a Bird... It's a Plane... Opens in new window

The 1975 TV special It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman is so seldom-seen it tends to get written off by people who only judge from ropey clips in documentaries which bulk out DVD box sets of the Superman movies. More...

August 22, 2008

Further Reading: Hammer Horror's MySpace Revival Stumbles Opens in new window

Does a new collection of webisodes hosted on MySpace and featuring tabloid teen favourites Jamie Dornan and Lois Winstone constitute a revival of the Hammer Horror film? Not so, says Kim Newman... More...

August 7, 2008

Further Reading: Celebrating the Brilliance of The King of Kong Opens in new window

One documentary from the US last year spoke to avid videogamers more than any other, and in the process told a brilliantly human story about good, evil and Donkey Kong. In this week's Further Reading, Kim Newman celebrates The King of Kong. More...

July 24, 2008

Further Reading: Dark Knight is Unforgettable, but Who Remembers James Batman? Opens in new window

The Dark Knight is setting cinemas alight all over the world, but, as Kim Newman discovers, there are other Batman movies that aren't quite so well known... James Batman - which crosses the caped crusader with suave spy James Bond - probably didn't attract much Oscar buzz, nor was the word "masterpiece" mentioned in its reviews, but for completists, is it worth seeing? Does the Filipino film industry's flouting of international copyright law deliver a treat? More...

July 10, 2008

Kim Newman on... I Shot Jesse James Opens in new window

RT Obscura, the exclusive column by renowned critic Kim Newman, sees the writer plumbing the depths of the RT archive in search of some forgotten gems. In his 19th column, Kim explores an earlier take on the assassination of Jesse James, as Samuel Fuller's first feature casts John Ireland in a powerful performance as Robert Ford years before Casey Affleck joined the party. More...

June 23, 2008

Kim Newman on... Hex Opens in new window

RT Obscura, the exclusive column by renowned critic Kim Newman, sees the writer plumbing the depths of the RT archive in search of some forgotten gems. In his 18th column, Kim uncovers Hex, a 1973 film in the "Weird Hippie Shit" genre starring everyone's favourite Carradine - Keith, and the one, the only Gary Busey. More...

June 5, 2008

Kim Newman on... Seven Thieves Opens in new window

RT Obscura, the exclusive column by renowned critic Kim Newman, sees the writer plumbing the depths of the RT archive in search of some forgotten gems. In his 17th column, Kim explored a casino-robbing heist film. More...

May 8, 2008

Kim Newman on... Hotel Opens in new window

RT Obscura, the exclusive column by renowned critic Kim Newman, sees the writer plumbing the depths of the RT archive in search of some forgotten gems. In his 16th column, Kim revisits Mike Figgis' star-studded film-within-a-film vampire flick Hotel. More...

April 10, 2008

Kim Newman on... The Terrornauts Opens in new window

RT Obscura, the exclusive column by renowned critic Kim Newman, sees the writer plumbing the depths of the RT archive in search of some forgotten gems. In his 15th column, Kim explores the colourful sci-fi The Terrornauts. More...

March 24, 2008

Kim Newman on... The Invisible Boy Opens in new window

RT Obscura, the exclusive column by renowned critic Kim Newman, sees the writer plumbing the depths of the RT archive in search of some forgotten gems. In his 14th column, Kim rediscovers the oft-forgotten sequel to Forbidden Planet. More...

March 6, 2008

Kim Newman on... Morituri Opens in new window

RT Obscura, the exclusive column by renowned critic Kim Newman, sees the writer plumbing the depths of the RT archive in search of some forgotten gems. In his 13th column, Kim uncovers a forgotten Brando/Brynner war film. More...

February 21, 2008

Kim Newman on... OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies Opens in new window

RT Obscura, the exclusive column by renowned critic Kim Newman, sees the writer plumbing the depths of the RT archive in search of some forgotten gems. In his twelfth column, Kim scoots back to 2006 and discovers that year's other spy franchise reinvigoration from France. More...

February 7, 2008

Kim Newman on... Murder! Opens in new window

RT Obscura, the exclusive column by renowned critic Kim Newman, sees the writer plumbing the depths of the RT archive in search of some forgotten gems. In his eleventh column, Kim unearths a rarely seen Hitchcock movie from the early days of the talkies. More...

January 24, 2008

Kim Newman on... Zombies of Mora Tau Opens in new window

RT Obscura, the exclusive column by renowned critic Kim Newman, sees the writer plumbing the depths of the RT archive in search of some forgotten gems. In his tenth column, Kim explores the mysteries of the walking dead in Zombies of Mora Tau. More...

January 11, 2008

Kim Newman on... Mississippi Mermaid Opens in new window

RT Obscura, the exclusive column by renowned critic Kim Newman, sees the writer plumbing the depths of the RT archive in search of some forgotten gems. In his ninth column, Kim unearths a forgotten Truffaut film based on a novel by Cornell Woolrich. More...

December 20, 2007

Kim Newman on... The Singing, Ringing Tree Opens in new window

RT Obscura, the exclusive column by renowned critic Kim Newman, sees the writer plumbing the depths of the RT archive in search of some forgotten gems. In his eighth, and especially seasonal, column, Kim unearths The Singing, Ringing Tree a macabre tale of a princess, a dwarf, a bear/prince and a tree that sings. More...

December 13, 2007

Kim Newman on... The "Human" Factor Opens in new window

RT Obscura, the exclusive column by renowned critic Kim Newman, sees the writer plumbing the depths of the RT archive in search of some forgotten gems. In his seventh column, Kim rediscovers The "Human" Factor a 1975 sub-grindhouse adventure featuring terrorists, the early internet and Naples. More...

November 22, 2007

Kim Newman on... Burial of the Rats Opens in new window

RT Obscura, the exclusive bi-weekly column by renowned critic Kim Newman, sees the writer plumbing the depths of the Rotten Tomatoes archive in search of some forgotten gems. In his sixth column, Kim explores a Roger Corman-produced Bram Stoker adaptation featuring rats and naked women. Obviously. More...

November 9, 2007

Kim Newman on... Mystery Street Opens in new window

RT Obscura, a new bi-weekly column by renowned critic Kim Newman, sees the writer plumbing the depths of the Rotten Tomatoes archive in search of some forgotten gems. In his fifth column, Kim explores Mystery Street, a film combining noir sensibilities with science-heavy forensics investigations. More...

October 26, 2007

Kim Newman on... Johnny Cool Opens in new window

RT Obscura, a new bi-weekly column by renowned critic Kim Newman, sees the writer plumbing the depths of the Rotten Tomatoes archive in search of some forgotten gems. In his fourth column, Kim plumbs the seedy underbelly of cinema to kick it with 1963's Johnny Cool. More...

October 8, 2007

Kim Newman on... Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical Opens in new window

RT Obscura, a new bi-weekly column by renowned critic Kim Newman, sees the writer plumbing the depths of the Rotten Tomatoes archive in search of some forgotten gems. In his third column, Kim looks at David Hasselhoff's crowning achievement of 2001: Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical. More...

September 20, 2007

Kim Newman on... The Werewolf of Woodstock Opens in new window

Renowned critic Kim Newman continues his RT Obscura column exclusively for the site - plunging the depths of our archive to pick out some forgotten "classics." This week, Kim presents his case for a decidedly different kind of werewolf movie. More...

September 6, 2007

Kim Newman on... Frankenstein Conquers the World Opens in new window

The renowned critic begins a new column for RT looking at obscure cinema plucked from the depths of RT's database. This week Kim looks at Frankenstein Conquers the World, about a feral boy's predicament when the townsfolk accuse him of destroying buildings - but he's being framed by a giant monster! Don't you hate it when that happens? More...

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